Through My Bible Yr 03 – May 20
Psalm 11 – 12
Through My Bible – May 20
Psalm 11 – 12 (EHV)
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Faith, Not Flight
For the choir director. By David.
The Fear of the Fainthearted
1 In the Lord I take refuge.
How can you say to my soul:
“Flee to your mountain like a bird.
2 Look! The wicked bend their bow.
They set their arrow against the string
to shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being torn down,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple.
The Lord is on his throne in heaven.
His eyes observe.
He focuses on  the children of Adam. 
5 The Lord is righteous.
He examines the wicked.
He really hates  those who love violence.
6 On the wicked he will rain down fiery coals and sulfur. 
A scorching wind will be the cup given to them.
7 Indeed, the Lord is righteous. He loves righteousness.
The upright will view his face.
Proud Words vs. Pure Words
For the choir director. According to sheminith.  A psalm by David.
The Proud Words of the Ungodly
1 Save us, Lord, for the merciful have disappeared.
The faithful have vanished from among mankind.
2 Everyone speaks falsehood to his neighbor.
Their flattering lips speak double-talk. 
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips.
May he cut off every tongue that speaks boastfully,
4 which says, “With our tongues we will establish our power.
We say what we please.  Who is lord over us?”
The Pure Words of the Lord
5 “Because of the destruction of the oppressed,
because of the groaning of the poor,
now I will rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will keep him safe from the one who puffs against him.” 
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep them safe.
You will protect them from such people forever.
8 The wicked strut around
when depravity is honored by the children of Adam.
- Psalm 11:4 Literally his eyelids test
- Psalm 11:4 Or sons of man, that is, all mankind
- Psalm 11:5 Literally his soul hates
- Psalm 11:6 The Hebrew text reads snares, fire, and sulfur. The translation follows one Greek version, which inverts two letters in one Hebrew word, changing snares to fiery coals.
- Psalm 12:1 Sheminith is apparently derived from the Hebrew word for eight. It may refer to an eight-stringed instrument, to the bass voice, to low-pitched stringed instruments, or, most likely, to a method for tuning a stringed instrument (1 Chronicles 15:21).
- Psalm 12:2 Literally speak with a heart and a heart
- Psalm 12:4 Literally our lips are with us
- Psalm 12:5 Or in the safety he desires
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